Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal

As the gamut of service tax expands, there is going to be ever increasing need for professionals to advise and assist the assessees. A Chartered accountant and other professionals (Advocates, CS etc.) with proper training and experience is considered to be well equipped to position in the dynamic role as an advisor and facilitator for compliances under the service tax law.

Professionals can find the emerging opportunities in relation to following areas of practice in indirect taxation and in particular Service tax-

1. Providing tax planning in Government/Commercial projects/ investments / IPRs having substantial investment

2. Registration of assessees

3. Disclosures and submissions to Department

4. Compliance of procedural aspects

5. Computation of monthly/ quarterly payment of tax/ duties

6. Return verification / filing of returns

7. Service tax review and quarterly audit

8. Review of systems and procedure before Departmental audit

9. Assistance during Departmental IAP or CAG audit

10. Opinions/ Clarifications

11. Transaction planning and structuring

12. Guidance on understanding of effect of budget/recent changes on activities

13. Filing of Refund claims of Service Tax

14. Departmental representation

15. Reply to Show Cause Notice (SCN)

16. Representation before Adjudicating Authority

17. Drafting of representation at Appellate Forums

18. Facilitation to Advocates at High Court/ Supreme Court

19. Outsourcing of Service Tax compliance activities

20. Other areas such as training / teaching, writing articles, submission / representation to the Government, etc.

Service Tax: Gateway to new Professional Opportunities

Services to the Government Services to Service Providers
Timely and correct feedback on provisions of law Proper classification of taxable services (Section65A)
Compliance of Law & Procedures Help in understanding law and its correct interpretation
Dissemination of information to assessees Knowledge management & training
Knowledge sharing with revenue officials Tax Planning, Due Diligence
Help in tax collection Representation before Appellate Authorities
Service tax audit GST Preparedness

Author Bio

Qualification: CA in Practice
Company: Agarwal Sanjiv & Company
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, IN
Member Since: 03 Oct 2019 | Total Posts: 296

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  1. CMA Arif Farooqui says:

    I am regualr reader of your article and books. It a humble request to you please mention CMA on mentioning other finance professionals name, in this article you mention only advocates & CS.


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